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Immigration Debate Heats Up in Senate

Mar 02, 2006

The long-awaited immigration debate in the U.S. Senate is finally about to get underway. The next few weeks in the Senate will be crucial in determining how this country will


The DREAM Act and Immigrant Youth

Jan 09, 2006

Most college students look toward graduation with a sense of excitement and new possibilities, but for 21-year-old Angie, an honors student at a private Christian college in New York, it


Christine Quinn and Gay Rights in NYC

Jan 05, 2006

When Christine Quinn was elected by her colleagues to be the Speaker of the New York City Council, much was made of her being the first woman and the first


Same-Sex Marriage Loses

Dec 09, 2005

When in February New York State Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan ordered New York City to start providing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Mayor Michael Bloomberg directed the city’s law


Proposed Law Aims to Prevent Discrimination

Nov 17, 2005

Vanessa David was happy working for the Department of Education, delivering sheetrock and other construction material to school construction sites. But after nine months on the job her supervisor fired


The Citizen

Nov 12, 2005

Untitled Document The Department of Homeland Security frequently fails to follow up on leads that foreign visitors have overstayed their visas, according to a new report. Of the 301,046 leads on